Thanks for the input! Is there some downside to using that grease on the dry connection, or do you not use it there just because it's superfluous? So, are you saying that it's some function of the connection getting wet that causes sticking? Sorry for all the noobish questions. Does the "recycler" thingie do much beyond looking uber-cool and adding a minor amount of additional hydration? Don't get me wrong--they're incredible works of art. But I'm curious if they provide any functional benefit.